Urban Land Use Planning and Development
Urban Land Use and Planning in Uganda is regulated under the Town and Country Planning Act Chapter 246, revised in 2000 and the Physical Planning Act enacted in 2010. Urbanization is growing in Uganda at a rate of 4.5% p.a and 60% of the population is slum dwellers . This means that there is a high growth of informal settlements and this creates challenges for urban planning. The growth of urbanization is resulting from a myriad of factors ranging from rural poverty, search for employment, and access to social services & opportunities, reclassification of land use and, the exploding population in the country.